In the face of growing freshwater scarcity, most countries of the
world are taking steps to conserve their water and foster its
sustainable use. Water crises range from concerns of drinking water
availability and/or quality, the degradation or contamination of
freshwater, and the allocation of water to different users. To meet
the challenge, many countries are undergoing systemic changes to
the use of freshwater and the provision of water services, thereby
leading to greater commercialization of the resource as well as a
restructuring of the legal, regulatory, technical and institutional
frameworks for water. The contributions to this book critically
analyse legal issues arising under international law, such as
environment and human rights provisions, concerning the economic,
environmental and social consequences of proposed water regulatory
changes and their implementation at the national level. The book
examines the situation in India which is currently in the midst of
implementing several World Bank led water restructuring projects
which will have significant impacts on the realisation of the right
to water and all other aspects of water regulation for decades to
come. In analysing the situation in India the volume is able to
detail the interactions between international law and national law
in the field of water, and to ask broader questions about the
compliance with international law at the national level and the
relevance of international law in national law and policy-making.
|Country of origin:
• Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri
• Roopa Madhav
• Usha Ramanathan
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